What is Rhein Klassik?
It became clear throughout the current pandemic more support is needed for the musical community.
So, we decided to help by organising concerts in Basel and its surrounding areas, with the aim of supporting freelance musicians.
Rhein Klassik now creates performance opportunities for all musicians, with the goal of uniting the musical community, and bringing the beauty of music to the people.
” Doch wir kämpfen darum, Musik weiterzutragen,
im kleineren Rahmen in Pandemietagen “
Rhein Klassik was built on the idea of supporting musicians in need, with the performers themselves helping their fellow musicians.
Donations make up the foundation of Rhein Klassik, with part being used to re-invest into future concerts.
All proceeds are distributed fairly between performers and Rhein Klassik, keeping the concept alive.
Support Rhein Klassik
Rhein Klassik exists from the donations of foundations and kind individuals.
Please support us and keep this initiative alive.
A BIG thank you to all who helped make this happen.
Pablo & Teddy
A big thank you has to be said to my two colleagues, and wonderful friends, who have been a part of the journey from the start. I am eternally grateful for their time, generosity, and musicality.
For donating his beautiful art with a camera, and his persistent encouragement through cancellations and postponements. You are the man.
Franz Osswald &
Their support for the project has been unwavering. The generosity and trust shown by Franz and Michael from the Christkatholisches Kirche is a role model to us how a community can support each other during a crisis.
The Evangelisches-Reformierte Kirchgemeinde has become a central part of Rhein Klassik. Eric has fully embraced the idea of Rhein Klassik, and enabled the initiative to continue the way it does today. I thank you so much for your kind spirit and love for music.
Who is behind Rhein Klassik?
Christopher Jepson moved to Basel in 2010 to take up the position of 2. Solo cellist of the Sinfonieorchester Basel, and since 2011 is Solo Cello of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
He has given masterclasses in conservatories in the UK, Chile and China, and has been invited as Professor at the British Isles Music Festival, where he is still on the board of trustees.
“During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic I was deeply disturbed by the lack of opportunities available for my freelance colleagues, and I quickly decided to organise concerts with their benefit in mind, in the hope of making a difference during this difficult period. My goal is to grow this initiative to become a leading ethical and sustainable classical music concert series, uniting the musical community, whilst bringing the beauty of music to the people.”